At the end of the day we are a competitive swimming club.
We are not a
community or social group.
We are not here to look after [the
disadvantaged], although we will help where we can, we are not in a
position to arrange transport, we are not in
a position to reduce their
fees. We will train people that want to train,
but we cannot be used as a
social service organisation”
P Taylor (2003)
Traditional welfare organisations: altruistic
Voluntary sports clubs
Mutual benefit or altruism?